PCMA honors excellence throughout the global business meetings and events industry.
Each year the PCMA Education Foundation celebrates inspirational leaders in the business events industry. In the spring of 2017, we will be celebrating all PCMA achievement awards at the Foundation Visionary Awards event in Washington D.C. <a class="learn_more" href="https://foundation.pcma.org/visionaryawards/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="nofollow" >Learn More</a>
20 in Their Twenties
20 in their twenties is designed to engage the best and brightest in the Meetings, Conventions and Business Events industry in the world. <a class="learn_more" href="https://www.pcma.org/20-in-their-twenties/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="nofollow" >Learn More</a>
This honors an individual for lifetime outstanding contributions to the industry and PCMA. Most recently It was awarded in 2012 to Donald Freeman, Jr. Bill Taylor, formerly with ASAE and David Evans, formerly with Starwood have also received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
PCMA Chairman's Award
The highest honor the PCMA Chairman of the Board bestows each year at Convening Leaders to an individual or an organization for their unique achievements or contributions to the meetings industry in the previous year. <a class="learn_more" href="https://www.pcma.org/pcma-chairmans-award/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" rel="nofollow" >Learn More</a>
PCMA Global Meetings Executive of the Year Award
Given by PCMA in conjunction with IMEX, this award honors a business event strategist who has demonstrated a vision, commitment and passion for the advancement and education of the global meetings industry. <a class="learn_more" href="http://www.pcma.org/pcma-global-meetings-executive-of-the-year-award/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Learn More</a>
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CASE Online Course
What is CASE?
The Certified Association Sales Executive 10 module online course is an interactive, self-paced, certificate course that fills your knowledge gaps, builds your business acumen and teaches you how to become an association mastermind. Discover how to anticipate the needs of your clients and be perceived as a partner, not just a vendor.
Each of the first 9 modules features a self-assessment quiz to test your knowledge and ensure you have retained the course material
Modules 2-10 lead you through the steps to build an effective Account Plan for a client of your choosing; through research exercises and a SWOT Analysis you’ll identify opportunities on how you can best partner with your customers in the future
The course culminates with you presenting your strategic solutions to your target client and then guides you through a goal setting exercise you can apply to your future endeavors
After completing all ten modules, you’ll earn a CASE® certificate and 70 Clock hours
Includes online course exam and review
Professional Meeting Management® 6th Edition relevant chapters
Principles of Association Management 4th Edition textbook
Business Event Bootcamp
Take the next step to becoming an Event Producing rock star!
The strategies critical to keep business events vibrant, compelling and successful are constantly changing. Enter, the PCMA Business Event Bootcamp.
This online and self-paced event course is designed to give you and/or your team unlimited access to the latest trends and critical information for successful event planning.
Earn approved CE toward your CMP and CAE
Each module can be purchased separately for a customized learning program
Cost effective solution, built for your busy schedule
How can a team benefit?
Some corporations or associations don’t have the luxury of in house training that keeps their teams up on the latest success strategies for events. What happens after training is just as important as what happens during training.
Each module in the Business Event Bootcamp training program comes with a facilitator’s guide for team leaders. This guide is designed to help you navigate your team through each lesson and reinforce learning in the days and weeks following the training courses. Within each guide, you’ll have access to practical activities, reflection questions, and tools to take your team deeper into the course content and facilitate on-going conversations on the topics covered.